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Lisa-Rivera-205x300Former Boca Raton Community High School treasurer Lisa Rivera was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing over $20,000 from the school. Rivera, 47, is also a Greenacres city councilwoman in her second term.

She was charged with grand theft, official misconduct, and organized scheme to defraud and released on $10,000 bond. It is unclear if she has hired an attorney.

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Sawicki-and-Retzer-300x204Cape Coral Mayor Marni Sawicki confirmed on Monday that she was the victim of domestic abuse at Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach that led to the arrest of her ex-husband Kenneth Duane Retzer. The names of abuse victims are usually redacted in arrest reports.

Retzer was arrested and charged with domestic battery by strangulation. Jail records did not name an attorney for him.

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Davie-Hit-and-Run-300x169The number of fatal hit-and-run crashes in South Florida has been steadily rising over the past five years, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports.

The statewide figure went up by two on Sunday after a woman in Boynton Beach was struck and killed while crossing Congress Avenue, and a man in Davie was hit while crossing State Road 7. The drivers in both cases fled the scene of the crash.

“I know hit-and-runs continue to be a problem,” FHP spokesman Sgt. Mark Wysocky told the press. “Unfortunately they continue to go up from previous years.”

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Luis-Charchabal-263x300Luis Manuel Charchabal was arrested in Miami-Dade, Florida on Thursday on drug trafficking charges after a long-term investigation by Miami-Dade police and the state attorney’s office. He was reportedly found in possession of 2.5 kilos of heroin and fentanyl.

Charchabal, 53, is being charged with three counts of possession of fentanyl with intent to deliver and three counts of illegal trafficking of heroin. His bond was set at $1 million. It is unclear if he has acquired the services of an attorney.

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Joseph-Mitchell-300x169Joseph Mitchell of Abilene, Texas was arrested for allegedly attempting to convince a 13-year-old girl to run away from her Pembroke Pines home so they could go to Canada and “start a new life together.”

Mitchell, 23, faces seven charges, including four counts of using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child. He is being held without bond in Broward Main Jail. The press did not say if he has hired an attorney.

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